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Comedy Central
Nov 29, 2012 11:00pm PST
that if they couldn't compromise on a deficit and revenue plan our economy would krafernlt turns out they couldn't compromise. so here's what they did. in order to force themselves to work together and compromise they concocted a catastrophic penalty that would itself crash our economy. brilliant! put it another way. if there is an asteroid headed towards the earth. we made it and fired it at ourselves. (laughter) because otherwise we would never have done the hard work required to protect ourselves from the asteroid. so the asteroid is comings. where are we at. >> if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. >> that's kind of an easy-- that seems very solvable. dems want revenue through marginal tax increases on the wealthy. the republicans want entitlement cuts. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. >> jon: well, let's just check in with the democrats and see where they are at on entitle am reform. >> mr. durbin, the number two man in the senate and other democrats are saying entitlements for this fiscal cliff deal are off the table. >> jon: okay
Comedy Central
Nov 28, 2012 7:30pm PST
with the deficit. you have suggested something which coincidentally is called the buffett rule which i think, like lou gehrig's disease is very unbelievable that this rule would just happen to be promoted by -- >> the diseases were already taken. (laughter) (applause) >> jon: i assume bufferin has something to do with it. you have come out and said you would prefer something where the rich pay a flat -- at least 30%. on their money. why do you say that? >> well, if they make over a million, i say on the amount over a million they ought to pay at least 30% and over $10 million they ought to pay 35%. most of the people -- in fact, virtually all of the people in my office, 20 or so people, between payroll and income taxes they pay more than 30%. a number of the extremely wealthy people pay less than 15% and some pay less than 10% and some pay nothing. >> jon: this is because of capital gains and the cayman islands. >> the whole works. >> jon: and bags that are kept dangling. (laughter) >> you're getting warm. >> jon: exactly. what then about the argument where they say that's double taxation if you d
Comedy Central
Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
tell us about this paper with numbers on them. >> $4 trillion of deficit reduction over the next ten years. it includes $1.6 trillion in higher taxes on households making more than $250,000 a year. there's also $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs. there's apls also some fresh new spending. $50 billion next year in stimulus spending, all for infrastructure. >> jon: ooh, green lettering. ooh! (laughter) johnny like you. all right, so we got a little tax cut hike here, a little entitlement trim there. basically telling the government it needs a mix of diet and exercise if i want f it wants to reduce its chances of succumbing to heart disease or swollen prostate -- christ, i just turned 50. (laughter) no, i'm sorry. basically this plan is around somewhat what obama said he was going to do about the budget while he was on the campaign trail. so i guess we can put that another way. >> the proposal that came forward yesterday really is a joke. >> i'm not surprised at my colleague, senator mcconnell laughed at that proposal. >> the president's plan does nothing but damn to us becomi
Comedy Central
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
to chaiapproached tochair a commits to set up a deficit reduction plan for the country. you study it. you're very diligent. everybody hates it within 24 hours. the democrats say it's too austere. the republicans say you're raising tax too much. two years later as we stand on the precipiceave cliff, suddenly this plan as seen as the mosterably thing in town and people are coming to you to find out your sage advice. what happened in those two years? >> well, the people woke up. i think young people are waking up. you can't do this. you can't tax your way out of this hole. you can't grow your way out of this hole. we had every economist say you could have double-digit growth for 20 years and can't get out of the hole. you can't cut spending out of your hole. we got five democrats, five republicans, ranging from dick durbin to illinois-- great progressive democrat-- and coburn from oklahoma, and five dems, five republicans, one independent, that's a super majority. and for god's sake the reason we were so successful is that we effectively pissed off everybody in america. ( laughter ). >> jon: congra
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